INVERCLYDE Leisure has vowed to put life-saving defibrillators into all its facilities.

The leisure trust - which runs local sports centres and a number of community centres - are investing in the devices and will register all 12 of the defibs with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

There are already defibrillators at the trust's pools and now centres like Lady Octavia and Boglestone will follow suit.

It follows the campaign led by the family of schoolboy ice skater Jayden Orr to put a life-saving machine in every school and raise awareness of them.

Jayden, who was 10, tragically collapsed and died last August while at ice skating practice in Ayrshire.

David McCorkindale, IL's head of leisure and community facilities, said: "We are arranging for defibs to be located in our remaining facilities and this investment is being fully funded by Inverclyde Leisure and we will then register these devices.

"We currently have defibs located at our three pools and gyms - Waterfront, Port Glasgow and Gourock pool.

"We also have a community defib located at Birkmyre Park that is registered and accessible to the community."

Inverclyde Leisure will now put a defibrillator into the Battery Park, Lady Octavia, Boglestone, the Indoor Bowling centre and Ravenscraig Activity Centre.

Inverclyde Leisure also stressed that their lifeguards and staff are trained in emergency first aid to the highest of standards.

Operations manager Stuart Boyle said: " Early intervention is key and many sudden cardiac arrest victims can be saved if persons nearby recognise what has happened, summon the ambulance service immediately, perform basic CPR, particularly chest compressions, and use a defibrillator to provide a high energy electric shock to restore the heart’s normal rhythm.

"All our defibrillators will be registered with the Scottish Ambulance service."

Together with the Tele Jayden's parents Kathleen and John launched the Show Some Heart campaign to put save lives in his memory.

The family are also going to the Scottish Parliament to change the law so that all new buildings over a certain size must have a defibrillator, in the same way fire extinguishers are installed.

Jayden's parents also want to encourage anyone with defibrillator to register it with the Scottish Ambulance Service so it can be used in an emergency.